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STRUTHERS OH-  JFK took the district championship on Thursday in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a single at the end of the game to topple Lake Center Christian 5-4. The game was tied  with JFK batting in the bottom of the seventh when Michael Mauro singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Lake Center Christian scored three runs in the fifth inning, but the Eagles still managed to pull out the victory. Lake Center Christian’s offense in the inning was led by Thomas Fulk, Matt Warder, and Dylan Maninga, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

JFK got on the board in the first inning when Caleb Hadley doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.

Jaden Rishel was credited with the victory for the Eagles. The righthander surrendered zero runs on zero hits over one inning, walking one.

Brant Roberts took the loss for Lake Center Christian. The hurler lasted five and a third innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out one.

Harrison Coblentz started the game for Lake Center Christian. The bulldog surrendered two runs on two hits over one inning, striking out one.

Gavin Shrum started the game for JFK. The pitcher allowed six hits and four runs over six innings, striking out four

The Eagles racked up seven hits. Mauro and Alex DeSalvo all managed multiple hits. DeSalvo and Mauro all had two hits to lead.

Fulk went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Lake Center Christian in hits.

JFK advances to the regional semifinals on Thursday, June 2nd. They will play against Hillsdale. First pitch is set for 5:00 from Gilmour Academy.

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